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  1. We gave it a try Thursday night and it was exactly as advertised. A perfectly cooked and seasoned chicken with nicely chosen sides. The ordering process, payment, and pick-up were easy and orderly. It all made the trip home and onto the plate with no unexpected loss of heat or cool. The taboon bread and the sauces, especially the spicey shatta and garlic toum, were an asset to the chicken and to the zaatar fries. Somebody said to order extra pita. I wish I had listened. It is hard to rival the official bird of the area, the Peruvian chicken, but this place deserves a shot as c
  2. We were going to expand our curbside options and take what for us is a ride in the country. Happy surprise to find a second location in Mosaic Center! Lamb chops and moussaka came out just exactly the same as the original and 20 minutes closer to getting back home. Here's hoping the expansion works out for them.
  3. We had carryout from there last night – as we have every Sunday night since March in supporting a family and establishment where we have been customers for over 40 years. A duck always makes it to Christmas Eve dinner at the house where our three lads grew up with “Duckers” as their neighborhood Chinese restaurant. It is still their first choice for a coming home meal out that always includes sesame beef and deep-fried Cha Dumplings with a garlic and scallion sauce. I get the velvet pork quite often and I’ll give it a go with chicken soon. One more thing. They have real egg rolls and not
  4. Too bad. It was the best in Springfield for Pho. But what a genteel note. "Unfortunately, our landlord has decided on a new vision for this unit - one that no longer supports having our business here." I can hardly wait for the new vision.
  5. You can pay $12 for a mediocre bowl at Occidental Grill like I did last night. But don’t. I think the Capital Grille on PA Ave does it well and I should have taken the walk.
  6. We’ve been several times as well. Father’s Day specials included watermelon and warm feta appetizer arranged like a 3D chess board. Get it if they have it and if you have a taste for such things. Haven’t had anything yet that wasn’t a Greek treat.
  7. Yep. Huge lima beans baked with tomato, oregano, and olive oil until they are tender and creamy. As good as they get ….
  8. We usually end up at the Falls Church location but have been to both ….. try the gigantes. Top notch eating.
  9. Stopped through for a late dinner last night and were seated at 9:00 as promised. Everything was a big step above good and nicely priced for the quality and quantity. We started with the house spreads: bacon jam, chicken liver pate', a nice hard cheese and some (I think) ricotta with currant jam, some pickles and pickled Asian pears. I could have made a meal. The panko breaded and fried broccoli with reconstituted raisins and yogurt served as a reminder that healthy eating is not always better. The pork confit was rich and wonderful - the first time we have had anything other
  10. Piling on to this burger post seems appropriate. Melt is top notch. I'm lucky to have a son living in Sterling so it is never a problem getting a burger buddy. Reasons to go back or to make the trip? Burger of the month - this month with scrapple! The shakes are among the best. Great onion rings with a balsamic reduction plus other great sides. A huge beer collection. Wonderful owners and an obviously happy staff. You should check out the accolades on the website. The website says it all except it modestly leaves out that the "tips" they get go to the local SPCA.
  11. We unwittingly dodged the tortilla issue by ordering the Torta Bamba. It has many of their offerings 'sandwiched' in a very serviceable roll that hits the griddle before being loaded with all the good things. My first thought expensive but it did feed both of us. An order of excellent rice and black beans topped it off. We took it all home and deconstructed the tower. Neither of us had ever had beef or chicken Milanese with a Latino touch and liked it a lot. The only element that seemed out of place was the beef frank. It was just a beef frank and didn't bring much to the sandwich
  12. Thanks to the original poster for a well presented plan of attack. God speed. Good crispy wings and mumbo sauce are the best way to judge Americanized Chinese restaurants.
  13. Here's a refresh .... Father's Day choice usually takes us out of the usual flight pattern. This year it landed us at Cosmopolitan Grill after a few years neglecting it as an option. It is on what we refer to as the veracious vein that is U.S. Route 1 south of Alexandria. To paint the picture, there are windows looking into the Gold's Gym next door. It is a family place with decor being a distant 3rd after food and service. I'm happy to report it hasn't changed. Someone in the kitchen still cares about quality and consistency. Two of the lads went for the wiener schnitzel with
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